Today is December 9, Begum Rokeya Day. This day is celebrated every year as a source of endless motivation for women’s empowerment and education, socio-economic development, the contribution of Begum Rokeya in establishing a society based on rights and equality and the progress of women’s awakening.
On the occasion of the day, President Md. Sahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate messages. Various institutions and organizations across the country including the capital Dhaka have taken extensive programs.
Various programs have been undertaken by the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs on the occasion of Begum Rokeya Day and Begum Rokeya Medal-2023. Begum Rokeya Padak is being awarded to five distinguished women this year for their important contribution and honorable role in various fields including encouraging women’s awakening. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be present as the chief guest at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital this Saturday morning and will hand over the medals to them.
Receiving Rokeya Medal this year — Khaleda Ekram, the first female vice-chancellor of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in women’s education; Posthumously (Dhaka district), Dr. in the establishment of women’s rights. Halida Hanum Akhtar (Rangpur District); Kamrunnesha Ashraf Dina on socio-economic development of women; Posthumous (Netrakona district), Nishat Majumdar (Lakshipur district) for women empowerment and Ranita Bala (Thakurgaon district) for rural development.